Nancy Wake, who has died in London just before her 99th birthday, was a New Zealander brought up in Australia. She became a nurse, a journalist who interviewed Adolf Hitler, a wealthy French socialite, a British agent and a French resistance leader. She led 7,000 guerrilla fighters in battles against the Nazis in the northern Auvergne, just before the D-Day landings in 1944. On one occasion, she strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands. On another, she cycled 500 miles to replace lost codes. In June 1944, she led her fighters in an attack on the Gestapo headquarters at Montlucon in central France. Ms Wake was furious the TV series [later made about her life] suggested she had had a love affair with one of her fellow fighters. She was too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements, she said. Nancy recalled later in life that her parachute had snagged in a tree. The French resistance fighter who freed her said he wished all trees bore “such beautiful fruit.” Nancy retorted: “Don’t give me that French shit.”
"strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands"
"too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements"
"don’t give me that French shit."
Uhura: You aren’t very persistent, Mister Sulu. The game has rules. You’re ignoring them. I protest and you come back. You didn’t come back.
Mirror-Sulu: Now you’re making sense.
Uhura: I was getting bored. Of course this isn’t the time.
Mirror-Sulu: Any time’s a good time.
(she slaps him)
Uhura: I’m afraid I changed my mind… Again.
#everybody pause and remember that Uhura’s acting in this scene #she’s acting— on the bridge with a predator who wears the face of her friend and crewmate #in front of everyone#knowing she can’t afford to blow cover because it’ll get her and her friends killed #and she is TERRIFIED #she told Kirk she wasn’t sure if she even could go to the bridge alone #but she does it #she holds the persona together #she improvises out of a ridiculously difficult and frightening situation #and she doesn’t even flinch #Uhura #is fucking amazing #Star Trek #tos